Indigenous women are raped, beaten and murdered at astounding rates. Proposed changes to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) would help deter these crimes and punish perpetrators by increasing tribal jurisdiction to include sexual violence, sex trafficking, stalking, and child abuse. We need to push our US Senators to reauthorize a strong VAWA like the one that passed in the US House over a year ago (4/4/19).
Many women are living on the edge, living hand to mouth, or barely surviving and coronavirus shutdown is exposing their vulnerability. These articles explore 4 issue areas. 1. For abused women and children, the lockdown can cause a powderkeg of violence, because they have lost the relative safety and time away at work and school.Continue reading “Coronavirus Pandemic Shows Women Living On The Edge”
Upcoming events with Fayetteville Chapter of NOW for December 2019 through January 2020. Saturday December 7, 11:00 am, Lafayette Memorial Park, 2301 Ramsey Street. Wreath Laying on the Grave of Beryl Mitchell – victim of Domestic Violence (DV). To raise awareness of DV. We’ll go to lunch afterwards. Contact Roberta at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read about thisContinue reading “Upcoming Fayetteville NOW Events – Dec. 2019 – Jan. 2020”
Fayetteville NOW has an on-going court watch program in which they observe mostly domestic violence cases. Fayetteville NOW Court Watchers are required to be NOW members, attend a training session and go to court with a NOW Court Watcher and submit a report to be certified. Once certified, we ask that watchers attend court at least once a month and submit a report afterwards. Fayetteville NOW is offering a Court Watch Training on Wednesday, November 20, at 10:00 am. More information here.
The NFL is still broken – things look the same as they did when Ray Rice knocked out his then girlfriend in an elevator. Nothing was done about Rice until someone released the video of him actually knocking her out and dragging her unconscious body out of the elevator. The video of them going in with her upright and being dragged out was not enough. More shockingly, before the video was released, the NFL made special pink jerseys promoting him to women! That is right – the pink jerseys had abuser Ray Rice’s number on it. They are ignoring charges against Antonio Brown now, similarly, although so far without the pink jersey.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Violence Against Women Act has still not been reauthorized – over a year after it should have been reauthorized, and over 6 months since the House of Representatives passed it. Let’s push our US Senators to do their jobs! Join the tweetstorm using #VAWA19 #DVAM2019 #VAWA4All.
Join Fayetteville NOW members as Fayetteville pauses to remember DV victims this year as they do every year. Annual “Remember My Name Domestic Violence Vigil” is on Thursday, Oct 10, 2019. This event recognizes those individuals who have died during the past year as a result of domestic violence.
Updates on state budget bill which had been vetoed by Governor Cooper, and a stand-alone bill to expand Medicaid. The most noteworthy development this week was that Rep. Cody Henson, R-Transylvania, has resigned his seat after pleading guilty to cyberstalking his estranged wife. Read more here. There was no legislative update for 7/22/19.
Update on situation with Rep. Cody Henson (R-Transylvania). From restraining order against Henson, to cyberstalking charge, to ruling, to resignation.
Shocking statistics on violence against women and men. Here are some improvements in reauthorization bill, which already passed the US House? Why is US Senate holding up reauthorization? We must hold Congress accountable.